Alaska Zoo 45th Anniversary Party

Alaska Zoo 45th Anniversary Party

We are proud to have 45 years of service to the people and wildlife of Alaska. Join the celebration on zoo grounds!
(Vintage photo of children at the zoo taken by Bob Pate)

This event will be held on Saturday, August 2 from Noon to 8pm at the Alaska Zoo.

Special activities for all ages: Live music, face painting, 4 awesome bouncy houses, art and craft projects, animal encounters, petting zoo, obstacle courses for kids, cotton candy for sale and door prizes given away during the event!

And...Stop by our Discovery Center to see the zoo's origins on our panels of pictures over the decades. Enjoy vintage Alaska Zoo video footage and see artifacts from the zoo's past on display.

Live Music:
11:00am-2:00pm: Fish and Chips (country/bluegrass)
3:00-5:00pm: Three for the Road (bluegrass)

Scheduled Activities:
12:00-3:00pm: Sketch-n-Safari (open to all, learn to draw animals with Steve Carson and Leon Rabinovitch)
1:00pm: Animal Encounter on lawn
2:00pm: Animal Encounter on lawn
3:00pm: Behind-scenes at polar bear exhibit (sign-up will be available, limited space)
4:00pm: Animal Encounter on lawn
5:00pm: Behind-scenes at wolf exhibit (sign-up will be available, limited space)
6:00pm: Animal Encounter on lawn
7:00pm: Behind-scenes at tiger exhibit (sign-up will be availabe, limited space)

Regular admission rates and annual pass use apply, with no extra cost to attend the event. Contact Doug at if you have event questions.